Saluting K-9 Deputy Alan Lee with the Marion County Sheriff's Office

6-11-19 VALOR Honoree


Short Bio:   Deputy Lee began his law enforcement career with Marion County Sheriff’s Office in the summer of 2007.  He was selected to become a member of the K-9 Unit in 2015 and continues this assignment along with his K-9 partner Zeus.

Why Lee is being honored:  Last summer, Lee was patrolling the area of SW 27th Avenue and SR 40 when he drove up on a vehicle stopped in the roadway.  The driver of the vehicle was in cardiac arrest and bystanders were actively trying to assist him.  Fortunately for the victim, one of the citizens assisting happened to be a registered nurse, Amy Somwaru.  Deputy Lee and Somwaru began doing CPR on the victim while waiting for medics to arrive.  Eventually, the victim regained a pulse and was taken to the hospital where he recovered.  Due to life-saving acts shown by K-9 Deputy Lee and Nurse Somwaru, the victim survived, and was reunited with his wife and young child.

For his life-saving action, 97.3 The SKY and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office are proud to salute… K-9 Deputy Alan Lee.